Dear Potential Sponsor,
With the pandemic roaring and seemingly every conference going virtual, we are still planning to meet in person on April 21-22, 2021.
As a conference organizer, I firmly believe an in-person event makes the virtual event all the more lively and fun to watch and participate in.
That said, all the planning in the world could be wiped out by the pandemic. The in-person is more of a keep-your-fingers-crossed deal right now. The virtual component is the only aspect I feel comfortable taking money for, because the virtual aspect is the only part I believe I can personally guarantee.
Until further notice, the Hemp Public Policy Conference on April 21-22 is only accepting Virtual Sponsorship: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1kC2ZX2Mudb-QFz-IL6YaOvM4bD0yhAm6xRDRpKxSI7o/edit?usp=sharing There’s only one package, and it’s $250, only $99 if you act before Dec 31.
For the record, we’ve had one conference since the mid-March lockdown. It was in September 2020. We had 35 in-person attendees and 91 unique email addresses logged in to the virtual side. We’re open to trying another on-line platform if anyone has a suggestion. And if you were one of the 91, we’d love to hear what you liked, what you didn’t like, etc.
(When I say “we” I have to give a shout out to Rich Wells of Green Flash for all he did to make the virtual side happen. Thanks again Rich!)
The goal for April 21-22 is to grow those numbers by at least 50%. 50+ people live and upwards of 150 digital attendees sounds small to me, but also realistic and very doable. You know the old slogan “Under promise and over deliver”? That’s what I’m going for.
As we get closer to April, we can always upgrade your sponsorship as the details on the in-person come together. BTW, any thoughts on Fort Collins, Colorado as the location for April?
I continue to believe, without a shadow of a doubt, that conferences will come back stronger and larger than ever. It just might not be until 2022 or longer. And frankly, that’s what’s been bumming me out lately.
For now, sponsorships are only $99 thru year end and I’m only promoting the virtual benefits. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1kC2ZX2Mudb-QFz-IL6YaOvM4bD0yhAm6xRDRpKxSI7o/edit?usp=sharing
Thanks to all in the movement! Thanks to all who even consider sponsoring or buying a ticket! The work of the Hemp Public Policy Conference is critically important to laying a better ground work for this budding industry. (I had to write it. Couldn’t stop myself 🙂
I can’t wait to see all of you in person again, April 21 if not sooner!!
If I don’t get a chance to talk to you, have a fantastic holiday season and a safe New Year’s and let’s make 2021 our best year yet!
Dear Potential Sponsor,